Born Free warn SA over export of lion skeletons.

The International wildlife charity, Born Free Foundation, has warned that South Africa’s intention to export the skeletons of 800 lions, sourced from captive-bred lions, could threaten wild populations. According to the foundation, as few as 20,000 lions occupy  8% of their historic range across Africa with populations in West Africa classified as Critically Endangered. https://www.jacarandafm.com/news/news/sa-warned-over-export-lion-skeletons/ Continue reading Born Free warn SA over export of lion skeletons.

Heartbreak as Cecil the Lion’s brother found dead

THE BROTHER of Cecil the lion, who sparked international outrage last year after he was shot dead has died. It is believed that Cecil’s brother, Jericho, died of natural causes after his body was found dead under a bush in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, where Cecil was shot. The death does not appear to be suspicious but authorities from the park ordered an investigation. Continue reading Heartbreak as Cecil the Lion’s brother found dead

Millions of animal ‘trophies’ exported across borders

Around 1.7m animal “trophies” have been exported across borders by hunters in the last decade, with at least 200,000 of them endangered species, according to a new report. US hunters are by far the largest killers of trophy animals, including half of all the 11,000 lions shot in the last decade. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/14/millions-of-animal-trophies-exported-across-borders-figures-show Continue reading Millions of animal ‘trophies’ exported across borders